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m79amb: MAME ROM Information.


M-79 Ambush (c) 1977 RamTek.

A really great action game! This is a shooting game where tanks, jeeps and motorcycles battle it out in front of the two cannons under U.N. observation. Bang! When the enemy is hit, an explosion sequence occurs complete with the sounds of gunfire, whistles and whines - the action goes on and on!


Main CPU : 8080 (@ 1.9968 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 256 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette Colors : 7

Players : 2

Control : paddle

Buttons : 2


Released in July 1977.


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.34b1 [Al Kossow]


- 0.136u4: Fabio Priuli added driver_data struct and save states to M-79 Ambush.

- 0.133u4: hap fixed a considerable difficulty bug in aiming of M-79 Ambush.

- 0.129u5: Derrick Renaud added Discrete sounds, fixed DIPs and added Self Test Lamp Output to M-79 Ambush. Changed 8080 CPU1 clock speed to 1966080 Hz. Added dipswitches 'Play Time', 'Points for Extended Time' and 'Coinage'.

- 0.123u4: Changed description to 'M-79 Ambush'.

- 0.35b3: Howie Cohen added high score saving to M79 Ambush.

- 0.34b1: Al Kossow added M79 Ambush (Ramtek 1977).

- 11th April 1998: Dumped M-79 Ambush.

Other Emulators:

* CottAGE

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Lazer Command

Tank 8


M79 Ambush

Ultra Tank

Armor Attack

No Man's Land

R2D Tank

Sky Chuter

Tank Battalion


Strategy X

Super Tank

NATO Defense

Commando (Sega)


Ozon I




Tank Busters

Vs. Battle City

Super Stingray


Guts n' Glory (Antiaircraft)

Tank Force

Iron Fortress

Romset: 8 kb / 16 files / 7.57 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="m79amb" sourcefile="m79amb.c">
              <description>M-79 Ambush</description>
              <rom name="m79.10t" size="512" crc="ccf30b1e" sha1="c1a77f8dc81c491928f81121ca5c9b7f8753794f" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="m79.9t" size="512" crc="daf807dd" sha1="16cd9d553bfb111c8380966cbde39dbddd5fe58c" region="maincpu" offset="200"/>
              <rom name="m79.8t" size="512" crc="79fafa02" sha1="440620f5be44febdd7c64014739dc71fb570cc92" region="maincpu" offset="400"/>
              <rom name="m79.7t" size="512" crc="06f511f8" sha1="a8dcaec0723b8ac9ad9474e3e931a23d7aa4ec23" region="maincpu" offset="600"/>
              <rom name="m79.6t" size="512" crc="24634390" sha1="bc5f2ae5a49904dde1bd5e6b134571bf1d912735" region="maincpu" offset="800"/>
              <rom name="m79.5t" size="512" crc="95252aa6" sha1="e7ea598f864510557b511682a5d2223a512ff029" region="maincpu" offset="a00"/>
              <rom name="m79.4t" size="512" crc="54cffb0f" sha1="4a4ad921ef6324c927a2e4a9da624d8096b6d87b" region="maincpu" offset="c00"/>
              <rom name="m79.3ta" size="512" crc="27db5ede" sha1="890587181497ed6e1d45ed501790a6d4d3315f00" region="maincpu" offset="e00"/>
              <rom name="m79.10u" size="512" crc="e41d13d2" sha1="cc2911f46a0465305e4c7bc08f55acd065f93534" region="maincpu" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="m79.9u" size="512" crc="e35f5616" sha1="394ad92ad7dd233ece17335cf20aef8861b41508" region="maincpu" offset="1200"/>
              <rom name="m79.8u" size="512" crc="14eafd7c" sha1="ca2d17f6ae1c3ff461a1b2bc6f37622e70cdaae8" region="maincpu" offset="1400"/>
              <rom name="m79.7u" size="512" crc="b9864f25" sha1="9330cf96b7bce13e0ee3ad746b00e82ef10c3989" region="maincpu" offset="1600"/>
              <rom name="m79.6u" size="512" crc="dd25197f" sha1="13eaf40251de82e817f488a9de738aadd8f6715e" region="maincpu" offset="1800"/>
              <rom name="m79.5u" size="512" crc="251545e2" sha1="05a0d5e8f143ea376fb3c517cf5e9d0d3534b933" region="maincpu" offset="1a00"/>
              <rom name="m79.4u" size="512" crc="b5f55c75" sha1="f478cde73ae961be7b58c769f035eef58fd45555" region="maincpu" offset="1c00"/>
              <rom name="m79.3u" size="512" crc="e968691a" sha1="7024d10f2af195fc4050861706b1f3d22cb22a9c" region="maincpu" offset="1e00"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="8080" clock="1966080"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="discrete" name="DISCRETE"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="256" height="224" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="1" coins="1" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="paddle" minimum="19" maximum="234" sensitivity="50" keydelta="5"/>
              <dipswitch name="Play Time" tag="8000" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="60 Seconds" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="90 Seconds" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="90 Seconds" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="120 Seconds" value="3"/>
              <dipswitch name="Points for Extended Time" tag="8000" mask="28">
                     <dipvalue name="1500" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2500" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3500" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5000" value="12"/>
                     <dipvalue name="No Extended Time" value="28"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="8000" mask="224">
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play" value="192"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="good" sound="imperfect" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="0"/>

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